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Staying Ahead Of the Curve: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Student Sexual Assault in Texas K-12 Schools

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Date and Time
9.22.16
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Please join Scott Schneider, leader of the firm’s Higher Education Practice Group, as he presents a webinar entitled, “Staying Ahead Of the Curve:  Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Student Sexual Assault in Texas K-12 Schools,” on September 22, 2016.

K-12 schools continue to struggle with changes in the law and societal expectations regarding sexual orientation and the gender identity of their students and employees.  This webinar will explain the current state of the law and provide guidance on unresolved issues in these areas.

In addition, U.S. News & World Report featured a lengthy story titled, “High Schools and Middle Schools Are Failing Victims of Sexual Assault.” After documenting situations where schools allegedly mishandled allegations of sexual assault, the article cited Justice Department statistics indicating that nearly 20% of girls between the ages of 14 and 17 have been victims of sexual assault or attempted assault.

Over the last several years, higher education has been in the regulatory and media crosshairs regarding its handling of campus sex assault. While different rules apply to K-12 schools, there are plenty of reasons to believe that the focus will soon shift from higher education to K-12 institutions.

This webinar will also provide a thoughtful discussion on the problem of sex assault, meaningfully assess potential legal claims against K-12 schools, and discuss best practices and practical steps schools can take to mitigate risk.

This webinar will answer the following questions (and more):

  1. What is the state of the law with respect to the gender identity and sexual orientation of students and employees and how can schools lawfully and respectfully respond to common issues?
  2. What can K-12 schools learn from the way colleges and universities have handled student sex assault?
  3. What proactive steps can K-12 schools take to manage risk associated with student sex assault?

September 22, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern
Staying Ahead Of the Curve: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Student Sexual Assault in Texas K-12 Schools (120 minutes)

Cost:
$95 per person for early registration (by September 1st).
$135 per person for late registration (after September 1st).

**This webinar is eligible for SHRM and HRCI credits.

For questions, please contact Carol Porter at cporter@fisherphillips.com or (214) 220-8315.

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